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We have been comparing portable above ground pools for days in order to choose the best ones. The top list below features items with the highest price/quality ratios. Use it if you want to quickly buy the best portable above ground pools that money can buy.

We have checked reviews from hundreds of real buyers and compared many products from different brands. Each portable above ground pools was rated according to the price/quality ratio so the list features products from various price ranges. Nevertheless, read our buying tips and make your own research if you want to buy the right option for you.

Top 9 Best Portable Above Ground Pools of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
4.8
Intex 12ft X 30in Metal Frame Pool 1. Intex 12ft X 30in Metal Frame Pool (Editor’s Choice)
Equipped with the ground fault circuit interrupter that shuts off the pump if electrical current is exposed to water.
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4.5
Intex 28111eh 8ft X 30in Easy Set Pool 2. Intex 28111eh 8ft X 30in Easy Set Pool (Easiest to Adjust)
Simply spread out on level ground, inflate the top ring, fill the pool with water, and enjoy the fun.
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4.3
Intex 10ft X 30in Prism Frame Pool 3. Intex 10ft X 30in Prism Frame Pool (Most Autonomous)
Hydro aeration technology has been incorporated into the cartridge filter pump providing improved circulation and filtration, improved water clarity, and increased negative ions at the water surface.
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4.0
Intex 24ft X 12ft X 52in Ultra Frame Rectangular Pool 4. Intex 24ft X 12ft X 52in Ultra Frame Rectangular Pool
Engineered for strength, the ultra frame pool is supported by strong, durable steel frames which are powder coated for rust resistance and beauty.
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4.0
Intex 12ft X 30in Easy Set Pool 5. Intex 12ft X 30in Easy Set Pool
Simply spread out on level ground, inflate the top ring, fill the pool with water and enjoy the fun.
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3.8
Intex 18ft X 10ft X 42in Oval Frame Pool 6. Intex 18ft X 10ft X 42in Oval Frame Pool (Best Classic Design)
Connect the powerful krystal clear cartridge filter pump to enjoy clean, refreshing water.
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3.3
Intex 24ft X 12ft X 52in Ultra Frame Rectangular Pool 7. Intex 24ft X 12ft X 52in Ultra Frame Rectangular Pool
Connect the krystal clear sand filter pump to enjoy clear, sparkling water.
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3.3
Intex 15ft X 48in Metal Frame Pool 8. Intex 15ft X 48in Metal Frame Pool
Follow the instructional dvd for easy set up, and enjoy the fun.
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2.8
Intex 32ft X 16ft X 52in Rectangular Ultra Frame Pool 9. Intex 32ft X 16ft X 52in Rectangular Ultra Frame Pool
Ready for water in 90 minutes.
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№ 1. Intex 12ft X 30in Metal Frame Pool Set with Filter Pump
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Intex 28211EH 144 x 144 x 30 inches 58.1 pounds
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New dual suction outlet fittings improve water circulation resulting in better water hygiene and clarity. Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area; water capacity: (90%) 1.718 gallons. Includes: krystal clear cartridge filter pump 530 gph (110 – 120v) with 1-year warranty. Super-tough laminated pvc sidewalls; connect the krystal clear cartridge filter pump to enjoy clean, refreshing water. Do not set up the pool on sand, mud, or any soft or loose soil conditions. Equipped with the ground fault circuit interrupter that shuts off the pump if electrical current is exposed to water.

 

 
GOOD
Do not set up
Super-tough laminated pvc sidewalls
Convenient drain plug
BAD
You will not be able to find a single disadvantage.
 

 

 
№ 2. Intex 28111eh 8ft X 30in Easy Set Pool Set with Filter Pump
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Intex 28111EH 96 x 96 x 30 inches 20.2 pounds
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Includes: super-tough laminated pvc sidewalls. 110 – 120 volt filter pump with 330 gallon per hour flow rate. Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area. Water capacity: (80%) 639 gallons. Ready for water in 10 minutes, – simply spread out on level ground, inflate the top ring, fill the pool with water, and enjoy the fun. New dual suction outlet fittings improve water circulation resulting in better water hygiene and clarity. Do not set up the pool on sand, mud, or any soft or loose soil conditions. A 110-120 volt filter pump is included and is very easy to install- just hook up the hoses and enjoy clean refreshing water.

 

 
GOOD
A 110-120 volt filter pump is included
Do not set up
Convenient drain plug
BAD
The cost is inexplicably high.
Professionals will not find it useful.
 

 

 
№ 3. Intex 10ft X 30in Prism Frame Pool Set with Filter Pump
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Intex 28701EH 120 x 120 x 30 inches 45.9 pounds
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Durable & easy to assemble, prism frame pools feature all of the great benefits of metal frame pools, and are enhanced with strong powder-coated steel tubing and a stylish, upscale looking liner color. Includes a 110-120v cartridge filter pump with a pump flow rate of 330 gallons per hour. Water capacity: 90%.1.185 gallons; age grade: 6+. Hydro aeration technology has been incorporated into the cartridge filter pump providing improved circulation and filtration, improved water clarity, and increased negative ions at the water surface. Do not set up the pool on sand, mud, or any soft or loose soil conditions.

Constructed with puncture resistant 3-ply material; instructional dvd is included for help with pool setup and maintenance.

 

 
GOOD
Durable & easy
Water capacity
Do not set up
Hydro aeration technology has been incorporated in
Includes a 110-120v cartridge filter pump
BAD
It cannot be disassembled.
 

What is the average cost for a good portable above ground pools?

If you want to buy the best portable above ground pools on the market, remember that it does not have to be the most expensive one. Of course, costly models are usually good, but there is always a possibility that you can find an option with better price/quality ratio. If you want to get the most value out of your portable above ground pools, choose wisely and consider all its characteristics, not only the price.

 

 
№ 4. Intex 24ft X 12ft X 52in Ultra Frame Rectangular Pool Set with Sand Filter Pump and Saltwater System, Ladder, Ground Cloth, Pool Cover, Deluxe Maintenance Kit and Volleyball Set
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Intex 28365EH 288 x 144 x 52 inches 432 pounds
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Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately. Engineered for strength, the ultra frame pool is supported by strong, durable steel frames which are powder coated for rust resistance and beauty. Includes: krystal clear filter pump and saltwater system; ladder; ground cloth; debris cover; deluxe pool maintenance kit; volleyball set. New dual suction outlet fittings improve water circulation resulting in better water hygiene and clarity. Ready for water in 60 minutes; water capacity: (90-percent) 8403 gallons; includes: set-up and maintenance dvd. Super-tough laminated pvc sidewalls; convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area.

 

 
GOOD
Super-tough laminated pvc sidewalls
Item may ship in more than one box
BAD
It is very hard to store because of the big size.
 

Should I get a portable above ground pools with a lifetime warranty?

Companies that make portable above ground poolsoffer all kinds of warranties for any taste. Usually, cheap models have only a 6-month warranty or do not have it at all. Average users recommend choosing a portable above ground pools with a two-year warranty, but we believe that the five-year warranty is much better and safer. At the same time, our team would not recommend you to buy models with a lifetime warranty since the vast majority of them is significantly overpriced.

 

 
№ 5. Intex 12ft X 30in Easy Set Pool Set with Filter Pump
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Intex 28131EH 144 x 144 x 30 inches 33.2 pounds
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Ready for water in 10 minutes – simply spread out on level ground, inflate the top ring, fill the pool with water and enjoy the fun. Do not set up the pool on sand, mud, or any soft or loose soil conditions. A 110-120 volt filter pump is included and is very easy to install – just hook up the hoses and enjoy clean refreshing watr. New dual suction outlet fittings improve water circulation resulting in better water hygiene and clarity. Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area. Water capacity: (80%) 1.485 gallons. Includes: super-tough laminated pvc sidewalls. 110 – 120 volt filter pump with 530 gallon per hour flow rate.

 

 
GOOD
Do not set up
Convenient drain plug
A 110-120 volt filter pump is included
BAD
The product will not survive a fall.
 

 

 
№ 6. Intex 18ft X 10ft X 42in Oval Frame Pool Set with Filter Pump, Ladder, Ground Cloth and Pool Cover
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Intex 28191EH 51.8 x 22.5 x 14.5 inches 135 pounds
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Engineered for strength, the oval frame pool is supported by strong, durable steel frames which are powder coated for rust resistance and beauty. Connect the powerful krystal clear cartridge filter pump to enjoy clean, refreshing water. Ready for water in 30 minutes, – follow the instructional dvd for easy set up, and enjoy the fun. Water capacity: (80%) 2.885 gallons. Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area. Includes: krystal clear cartridge filter pump with 1.000 gph (110-120v). Super-tough laminated pvc sidewalls. Check the area under and around the pool for any sharp objects and/or debris that may cause a puncture.

 

 
GOOD
Convenient drain plug
BAD
Not suitable for long work.
 

 

 
№ 7. Intex 24ft X 12ft X 52in Ultra Frame Rectangular Pool Set with Sand Filter Pump, Ladder, Ground Cloth and Pool Cover
 

Design
2/5
 

Versatility
3/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Intex 28361EH 288 x 144 x 52 inches 396 pounds
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Super-tough laminated pvc sidewalls. Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area. Water capacity: (90%) 8.403 gallons. Includes: krystal clear sand filter pump 2.100 gph (110 – 120v). New dual suction outlet fittings improve water circulation resulting in better water hygiene and clarity. Connect the krystal clear sand filter pump to enjoy clear, sparkling water. Do not set up the pool on sand, mud, or any soft or loose soil conditions. Engineered for strength, the ultra frame pool is supported by strong, durable steel frames which are powder coated for rust resistance and beauty.

 

 
GOOD
Super-tough laminated pvc sidewalls
Do not set up
Water capacity
BAD
The housing looks too cheap despite the price.
Cannot be used as a universal product.
 

 

 
№ 8. Intex 15ft X 48in Metal Frame Pool Set with Filter Pump, Ladder, Ground Cloth and Pool Cover
 

Design
2/5
 

Versatility
3/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Intex 28235EH 180 x 180 x 48 inches 148 pounds
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New dual suction outlet fittings improve water circulation resulting in better water hygiene and clarity. Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area. Do not set up the pool on sand, mud, or any soft or loose soil conditions. Ready for water in 45 minutes, – follow the instructional dvd for easy set up, and enjoy the fun. Water capacity: (90%) 4.440 gallons. Triple strong, super-tough laminated sidewalls are reinforced with an all-around band to keep frame legs firmly in place. Includes: krystal clear cartridge filter pump 1.000 gph (110 – 120v).

 

 
GOOD
Do not set up
Triple strong
BAD
You will not be able to use it on the daily basis.
 

 

 
№ 9. Intex 32ft X 16ft X 52in Rectangular Ultra Frame Pool Set with Filter Pump and Saltwater System
 

Design
2/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Quality
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
2.8
Intex 28375EH 384 x 192 x 52 inches 544 pounds
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Includes: krystal clear filter pump and saltwater system; ladder; ground cloth; debris cover; deluxe pool maintenance kit; volleyball set. Super-tough laminated pvc sidewalls. Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area. New dual suction outlet fittings improve water circulation resulting in better water hygiene and clarity. Ready for water in 90 minutes; water capacity: (90-percent) 14.364 gallons; includes: set-up and maintenance dvd. Do not set up the pool on sand, mud, or any soft or loose soil conditions. Engineered for strength, the ultra frame pool is supported by strong, durable steel frames which are powder coated for rust resistance and beauty.

 

 
GOOD
Super-tough laminated pvc sidewalls
Do not set up
BAD
Took me a lot of time to figure out how to use it.
 

What if a receive a wrong item instead of the portable above ground pools I ordered?

There is no need to worry since the support team will help you to return your money or replace the wrong item with the chosen portable above ground pools. Simply contact a support agent and describe your situation to get all the required help.

I am wondering if buying a portable above ground pools online is safe

Buying portable above ground poolsonline is absolutely safe! In fact, it might be even safer than buying them in a local store, since you do not need to leave your house. Moreover, if you get a malfunctioning item you can always get a refund or a replacement.

What should be the warranty period for a good portable above ground pools?

We highly recommend you to buy portable above ground poolsfrom brands that offer prolonged warranty. If something goes wrong and your portable above ground pools breaks down, you will be able to repair it without spending a single penny. Most companies offer a two-year warranty for their products.

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